Last month, Xiaomi had introduced the Redmi 6 series in China. The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A were launch together while the Redmi 6 Pro was unveiled later in the same month. Xiaomi had been using Snapdragon chipsets for its Redmi phones since the past few years, but after a long time it has used MediaTek SoCs on Redmi 6 and 6A smartphones. Fresh information reveals that the MediaTek SoC powered Redmi 6 and 6A phones may debut in India in September.
Since 2014, Xiaomi has been launching Snapdragon powered smartphones in India. The reason behind it is that Ericsson had filed a case in 2014 which prevented Xiaomi from launching phones fueled by MediaTek SoCs in India. The companies involved in the legal battle have settled the issue which Xiaomi is allowed to launch phones with MediaTek chipsets in India.
The Redmi 5 smartphone was launched in India in March while the modest Redmi 5A was introduced in November last year. Hence, the Chinese manufacturer is unlikely to launch Redmi 6 and 6A phones early in India. According to 91Mobiles, these budget-friendly smartphones may get announced in September. As of this writing, there is no information available on the Indian arrival of Redmi 6 Pro.
The Redmi 6 and 6A phones feature 5.45-inch IPS LCD display that produces 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The Redmi 6 is powered by Helio P22 whereas the 6A phone has Helio A22. The Redmi 6 smartphone has 2 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16 GB. On the other side, the Redmi 6 comes in two models such as 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inbuilt storage and 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage.
The Redmi 6 has 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup on its back and a 5-megapxiel selfie camera. The Redmi 6A features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a front snapper of 5-megapixel. Both the phones are driven by 3,000mAh batteries. The Redmi 6 duo are running on MIUI 9 flavored Android 8.1 Oreo OS.
There is no information on the pricing of Redmi 6 and 6A phones for India. In China, the Redmi 6A is available for 599 Yuan (~$90) whereas the 32 GB and 64 GB variants of Redmi 6 are respectively priced at 799 Yuan (~$120) and 999 Yuan (~$150).